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Maratha quota stir: Sub-caste certificates to be issued to pacify protesters

Chief minister Eknath Shinde announced a series of measures to pacify the protesters after an urgent meeting of the Cabinet Sub-committee on the Maratha reservation

The protest leaders banned the entry of politicians in their villages. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 30, 2023 03:55 PM IST

Shinde assures reservation to Marathas, bashes ‘power-hungry’ Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde vowed to ensure a quota for the Maratha community amid ongoing protests. He criticised Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray and appealed to the Maratha community not to resort to drastic measures.

Mumbai, India – Oct 24, 2023: Shivsena (Shinde faction) Dussehra rally led by Shiv Sena chief Eknath Shinde at Azad Maidan, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 07:44 AM IST
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Maha becomes caste cauldron as communities get aggressive about reservation

Maharashtra is facing a socio-political crisis as various communities protest for reservation rights, threatening to tear apart the social fabric. Maratha activist Manoj Jarange-Patil is set to resume his hunger strike, demanding benefits for Marathas in the OBC category, and has also joined forces with the Dhangar community, who are agitating for inclusion in the Scheduled Tribes category. The government has not yet made a decision on the demands, leading to increased tensions and protests. This issue is expected to impact the upcoming elections in Maharashtra.

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Updated on Oct 25, 2023 07:38 AM IST

Monday Musings: Maratha reservation issue takes a troubling turn

The support Manoj Jarange is receiving within the community has left the state government, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a fix

Manoj Jarange (Centre) during the protest in Jalna. (CMO Maharashtra Twitter)
Updated on Oct 23, 2023 07:10 AM IST

Jarange-Patil, the face of a ‘faceless’ agitation by Marathas

Hunger strikes, agitations and foot marches are not new for the Maratha activist, who has staged 35 protests since 2011. He became a familiar face in central Maharashtra after a morcha at the divisional commissioner’s office in 2014. In 2021, he held a sit-in protest at Sasht Pimpalgaon in Jalna, and later a six-day hunger strike. Before that, he had protested in Gorigandhari village for financial assistance to the families of community members who died in agitations in 2016-17

Jarange-Patil, the face of a ‘faceless’ agitation by Marathas
Updated on Oct 16, 2023 08:02 AM IST
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